For the past several months our design team has been working with Barnett Developments on their Portland 88 development in Belfast, helping them to visualise their luxury ‘smart’ apartments in virtual reality. The VR experiences give customers a better idea of how their new homes, situated opposite the historic Belfast Gasworks site, will look once completed.

Having helped potential buyers tour certain apartment layouts during phase one of the development, a much more extensive experience was devised to highlight key areas of the phase two build.

Portland 88 lobby
The lobby of a building in Portland 88's phase 2 development

Rather than confining the experience to a single flat, this new experience begins in the lobby area of the building, from which users can select from several types of apartments and duplexes and tour them in virtual reality.

The experience was devised to run across multiple VR headsets, as well as on a web browser, meaning potential buyers can see what their new home will look like regardless of whether or not they have a headset to hand.

You can take a tour of this beautiful new development yourself by clicking on the following link:



Portland 88 apartment living room
A typical living room layout for a Portland 88 apartment



Portland 88 apartment study
This studio forms part of one of Portland 88's duplex apartments



Portland 88 appartment bedroom
A bedroom layout for an apartment in Phase 2 of Barnett Development's Portland 88 project